Sustainable Abundance

In a precapitalist society, people attempt to create sustainable abundance. If they notice game getting scarce, they hunt elsewhere to let them replenish. In a capitalist society, people attempt to create scarcity. The more endangered a species of tuna is, the higher the price it will fetch, so the more intensely it is hunted. In Africa, the more endangered a species of bush meat is, the higher the price it will fetch in the city, leading to its rapid extinction.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)